R High Performance Programming
By Aloysius Lim, William Tjhi
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: January 2015
Pages: 176

With the increasing use of information in all areas of business and science, R provides an easy and powerful way to analyze and process the vast amounts of data involved. It is one of the most popular tools today for faster data exploration, statistical analysis, and statistical modeling and can generate useful insights and discoveries from large amounts of data.

Through this practical and varied guide, you will become equipped to solve a range of performance problems in R programming. You will learn how to profile and benchmark R programs, identify bottlenecks, assess and identify performance limitations from the CPU, identify memory or disk input/output constraints, and optimize the computational speed of your R programs using great tricks, such as vectorizing computations. You will then move on to more advanced techniques, such as compiling code and tapping into the computing power of GPUs, optimizing memory consumption, and handling larger-than-memory data sets using disk-based memory and chunking.

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